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Chapter 7. Typography > Type in reverse

Type in reverse

How to get attention

  • Make the text you want to stand out larger.

  • Use boldface or italics in the same font family as the body text.

  • Choose a contrasting font or color.

Don't use the underline or ALL CAPS style to get attention. Those styles actually make type look more uniform, and thus harder to read.


There's no one-step method for creating reversed type. You have to change the type color to white (see page 264) and change the background of the text box to black (see page 265). You can also reverse type via a style sheet; choose a legible, sans serif typeface and a black or colored paragraph rule (see pages 112114).


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